Gayle Ritchie, The Courier

Gayle Ritchie

The Courier

United Kingdom

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  • The Press & Journal
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Past articles by Gayle:

Belwade Farm: Could you help vulnerable, neglected and abused horses and ponies this Christmas?

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Sponsor a stableyard at Belwade Farm near Aboyne and help vulnerable, neglected and abused horses. Gayle pays a visit. → Read More

Kath Duncan: Kirkcaldy arts quarter to pay tribute to unsung Fife political heroine 'airbrushed out of history'

She’s one of the most important Scots – but very few people have heard of Kath Duncan. Indeed, the legacy of the fiery working class heroine, who led some → Read More

Frances Wright: New book celebrates Dundonian's efforts to end slavery and pioneer women's rights

Frances Wright’s efforts to end slavery and pioneer women’s rights have been long forgotten, but a new book celebrates this unsung Dundee heroine. Gayle Ritchie finds out more. → Read More

Meet the WWI nurse who went to war with a ‘wriggling monster’ and caught UK’s biggest salmon 100 years ago

Georgina Ballantine's 64lb salmon - "a wriggling monster" - remains the largest recorded from a British river with rod and line. → Read More

Secrets of V&A Dundee: Popular TV show goes behind the scenes of design museum

Secrets of the Museum is set to go behind the scenes of V&A Dundee tonight. → Read More

Blair Castle: Fortress of women who have ‘steered it through tough times’

The reopening of Blair Castle marks another chapter in a remarkable story of survival and change through history – and much of that is due to women who have guided its fortunes, as Gayle Ritchie reports. → Read More

The Shed: Rural Aberdeenshire fitness facility is a breath of (very) fresh air

Gayle joins an outdoor spin class – and then takes on a sweaty circuits session – at The Shed Health Club near Tarves. → Read More

Kath Duncan: Documentary set to recognise legacy of unsung political heroine from Fife

An exciting new documentary aims to give unsung political heroine Kath Duncan from Fife the recognition she deserves. → Read More

Mudd Club: Magical memories of legendary nights out in Aberdeen

The Mudd Club was a legendary Monday night out in Aberdeen. Gayle Ritchie digs out some old photos and takes a trip down memory lane. → Read More

Balmoral cairns: Seeking out royal relics

Hidden in woods surrounding Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside are 11 stone cairns erected by Queen Victoria. → Read More

Balmoral cairns: Seeking out royal relics

Hidden in woods surrounding Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside are 11 stone cairns erected by Queen Victoria. → Read More

Give a hen a home: Why you should consider adopting a feathered friend

Lockdown has encouraged increasing numbers of people to keep hens as pets. → Read More

Give a hen a home: Why you should consider adopting a feathered friend

Lockdown has encouraged increasing numbers of people to keep hens as pets. → Read More

Dark history: The story of Strathmartine Hospital

Derelict and decaying Strathmartine Hospital is a target for vandals, arsonists and graffiti artists. With plans to develop and partly-demolish the sprawling site – which has been described as a “potential deathtrap” – Gayle Ritchie goes behind the crumbling walls of the hospital to expose its dark and hidden history. → Read More

Perthshire horse rider to feature on BBC's Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs

Explorer Paul Murton goes for a hack with intrepid Perthshire horse rider Karen Inkster in his new TV series about Scotland’s lochs. Gayle Ritchie finds out more. → Read More

Online life-drawing classes with Lucian Freud’s muse

Gayle joins an online life-drawing class with Lucian Freud’s muse. → Read More

Online life-drawing classes with Lucian Freud’s muse

Gayle joins an online life-drawing class with Lucian Freud’s muse. → Read More

George Kidd: Iconic Dundee wrestler’s final grapple before he slid ‘down the greasy pole’

It’s 45 years since legendary Dundee wrestler George Kidd, aka the Houdini of the mat, fought his very last fight. Gayle Ritchie looks at the life and legacy of one of Scotland’s greatest grapplers. → Read More

The View: From ‘brilliantly shambolic’ Dundee scallywags to international rock stars

It’s 15 years since Dundee band The View released their self-titled EP. Gayle Ritchie looks at the evolution of the rebellious rockers. → Read More

George Kidd: Iconic Scottish wrestler’s final grapple before he slid ‘down the greasy pole’

It’s 45 years since legendary Dundee wrestler George Kidd, aka the Houdini of the mat, fought his very last fight. Gayle Ritchie looks at the life and legacy of one of Scotland’s greatest grapplers. → Read More